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this unfolded. he joins me now. how was it to be out there in the thick of this? >> it was crazy. everybody was talking about it. it was a conversation at dinner tables, it was a conversation out there outside headquarters, in big bear. i spoke to dozens of police officers while i was there. one police officer i spoke to specifically was telling me about the safety concerns and the family and how his family was taking it. he said, nick, my wife knew me going into being an lapd officer was dangerous. what she didn't anticipate was the support and emp thiezers that came out in support of chris dorner. that seemed to be the most unnerving and unsettling part of it all for lapd officers. they were very paranoid at one point had, position snipers. everybody was looking behind their back and citizens as well were nervous, susan. you remember last week there was that case of mistaken identity where police opened fire on two newspaper women, hispanic women
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that looked nothing like christopher dorner. people started putting up signs in the back of their pickup saying do not shoot. i'm not christopher dorner. >> it was more of a reactionary move. we can't blame them. the police were literally hunted. when you read his manifesto, you know why there was panic in los angeles. you broke news of the standoff with police officers. what was that like? >> that was very weird for me to brick the news to a group of lapd officers. i got the tip that there was a shootout going on in big bear la lake. we saw pictures of the area, the cabin where chris dorner perished. >> what did they say when you told them? >> they were listening to it on the radio. they knew, obviously, something was going on in big bamplt i got the news and ran past them and said dorner's in a shootout with the lapd and one of them turned to me and said oh, my god, shots are fired and immediately went back to calling their friends and other police officers. that was a bit surreal to me, to
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break the news to lapd officers, those officers being hunted by chris dorner. i spoke to dozens of police officers the day after as well. there was just this sense of relief there. people were walking with a little bit more pep in their step, lapd officers, because chris dorner was finally taken off the street. >> i had chills when you were telling me how you notified the officers. they went through so much that week. >> sure d. >> nick, thank you so much. >> sure thing. special report called "killer cop: inside the hunt for christopher dorner" tonight here at 8:00 pm. jesse jackson jr.'s plea deal. he is admitting to using contribution funds for his own use. he took as much as $750,000 out of his war chest. here are some items on that shopping list. $43,000 rolex, five grand for furs bought in beverly hills,
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couple of michael jackson hats for around $4,000 each. and more than $10 in martin luther king jr. memorabilia. in chicago now, president obama again called on congress to act on his gun control proposals. the president spoke about gun violence at a high school in his hometown. president obama said it's not just a gun issue here. it's also an issue of community, responsibility. he also spoke about one of chicago's victims of gun violence, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> remember hadiya was gunned down days after performing at one of the president's inauguration events. her parents were at yesterday's speech as well as tuesday's state of the union address. the bail hearing for olympic track star oscar pistorius is set for tuesday.
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until then he will be spending his weekend in a south african ja jail. double amputee known as blade runner is charged with murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. his attorney says oscar pistorius denies the allegation. da-14 asteroid is long gone by now. this is what it looked like through a high-powered telescope. it passed relatively close to the earth yesterday afternoon. close is estimated around 17,000 miles, though. it's closer than some of the tv and weather satellites up in space, so pretty close. that asteroid was a near miss. it really compared nothing to what happened in russia yesterday. listen. this spectacle in the skies above central russia ended with chaos and confusion. first this bright flash, then a deafening crash. students ran away from the
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windows. office workers ducked for cover. and this man shielded his head from falling debris. the meteor left a trail of damage. powerful shockwaves blew out windows and sent glass flying everywhere. hospitals are packed >> translator: mainly incised and contused winds due to windows and window frames breaking and flying around. you see as a result how many people are here. >> reporter: the blast injured at least 1,000 people. most of the injuries are minor. >> windows and doors were blown out of around 3,000 buildings. that's especially rough when temperatures are near freezing now. emergency officials are there right now, assessing the damage. after a day after hearing about that blast in russia,
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imagine what people in san francisco thought about that. experts say they see meteors like this quite often but often just drop over the ocean. i would be afraid also in san francisco. warm bed, fresh food and working toilets may not sound like much, but probably feels like heaven for thousands of parpgs who are finally waking up in their own beds after a cruise that was anything but a great vacation. in mobile, alabama, where the disabled carnival triumph was finally towed into port. what's the latest investigation into what happened? >> reporter: good morning, susan. that investigation will be resuming this morning after the sun comes up. you can see the ship stuck in a boat yard now over my shoulder. to give you a sense of scale here, that ship is so big it is the length of three football fields, has 13 decks.
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that's how far away it is, yet it still looks big. of course, it is stuck in dock now. a team of investigators with the u.s. coast guard, national transportation safety board will go on with their look at what went wrong with this ship. of course, they're doing this as part of an international agreement. this is a bohemian-flagged vessel. technically, they are the ones who will issue a final report. meantime, u.s. coast guard has already begun its investigation earlier in the week by looking at schematics of the ship while it was still out at sea. of course, they are look taking a close look at the engine. they've spoken to a number of passengers before they even got off the ship, before they were scattered to the four winds. of course, they'll be looking at procedures on board and looking at, for example, something called a voyage data recorder, which records, among other things, all the conversations that took place on the bridge. they'll also be looking at procedures that took place after that fire hit the engine.
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the coast guard says this investigation could take a year. >> passengers did report that on previous cruises, there were some mechanical issues. that's something we're going to go in and investigate and find out what the causes of those were. they may be completely unrelated t to this. we just don't know yet. >> of course, we know there were issues on the ship back in january and february, separate problems with an alternator as well as the propulsion system. carnival cruise lines says the alternator problem was inspect ed. >> susan candiotti, live in mobile, alabama. how unbearable was it on bordeaux the triumph? we'll talk to a passenger celebrating her 50th birthday. what a way to spend it. that's just ahead. also ahead this hour --
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dawn does more. [ sponge ] so it's not a chore. feels really good to be on land and is it not swaying back and forth. >> after being on that boat that long and not knowing when or how we were getting back, it was just so good to finally be back. >> a lot of smiles now that the so-called cruise from hell is over. some passengers are back at home, enjoying the finer things, like working toilets and hot meals. with us now is one of those passengers, sheila rubel. great to talk to you. how was it to finally get home and be in your own bed?
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>> it was wonderful. i didn't make it there until 5:00 yesterday afternoon but it was great. thanks. >> what a long trip. you were there with a group of childhood friends, celebrating a 50th birthday party. i'm sure you were looking forward to this trip. were you planning it for some time? >> yes. we actually had it in plans since last april. and i wasn't the only one. all of us turned 50 this year. we were all celebrating our 50th birthdays. >> happy birthday to you and all your friends. >> thank you. >> i know you won't forget this. we've seen images and pictures of what it was like. take us through the experience. what was it like to be on that ship? >> we were on the second floor. we heard the announcement shortly after 5:00 am and we -- some of the girls went out until hallway and they could see smoke down the hallway. they had closed off the section that was right next to us and they could see the smoke and
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such. >> at that point, did a panic set in, when you did see the smoke? >> i'm not really a panic person. it really wasn't panic. i thought they'll notify us when we get out. when they said there's smoke coming down the hall and people were running down the halls and such that they could see. so, yes. >> we keep hearing from almost everyone we have spoken to who was on that ship how great the crew was and how calm they were. would you agree with that? >> they were. the crew was outstanding. they were just very accommodating, as well as the other passengers. the other passengers were helping some of the elderly people. i, myself, was getting very tired going up and down the stairs. every time we would eat, we would have to go up to the level nine floor. we were on the seventh floor so going up and down the stairs all day long was kind of challenging, tiring, but everybody was there to help you. >> you sent us a photo of the
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band playing. did people try to stay in good spirits during this? >> that was their mardi gras celebration. the entertainment crew did the best that they could do with the limited amount of resources. they didn't have, of course, the electricity and lights and just trying to lift the spirits, which was great. most of the crew were fantastic as far as trying to keep your spirits up as much as possible that could be going on there. >> was it discouraging when you kept hearing various reports in terms of when you would finally get back to land, alabama? >> yes. a lot of girls needed to get back to work. that was pretty discouraging. it was pretty discouraging that we couldn't -- the only time that we could get ahold of our family members and such was when the other cruise ship would pull up next to and it was kind of just the fight for the cell service line. some got through, some could not. i never could get through. first time i got through was
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thursday, when i could get ahold of my families. >> we're looking at images now of people cheering when the ship finally pulled into port. did you celebrate and say, okay, this is real, we're here, we're on land? >> yes. we were very happy to be close to land. it seemed like forever to get back. >> would you or your friends take another cruise? will you get back on a boat? >> i will. i don't know about all the crew members. it's funny. we were talking -- at the beginning of the ship, the cruise, we were having such a great time and let's do this again next year and, of course, we have to spend -- you know, we were with each other all day long. it was kind of like, okay, i think we've caught up with each other's families and stuff. maybe we won't need to do this for a couple more years. we tried to stay positive, as much as possible. what can you do?
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you make jokes and have fun. we joked with each other and had a good time, regardless of the situations. >> i'm sure you will never forget this birthday. again, happy birthday to you. >> thank you. >> sheila, thank you. how about this one? one on one with lebron james? the nba great talks about his recent hot strikes and being passed over on michael jordan's wish list. don't miss it. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation,
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♪ like mike i could be like mike ♪ >> that was every little boy's wish at one time. i want to be like mike, air jordan, that is. it may be thoord believe and may make you feel old but michael jordan is turning 50. former chicago bull, washington wizard and now charlotte bobcats owner turns 50 years old tomorrow. what better way to celebrate the greatest player than with the all-star weekend? the game is tomorrow, of course. tonight the marquis events, three-point shootout and slam dunk contest. you can see it all tonight on our sister station tnt. one guy heading into the all-star break on a hot streak is, who else but lebron james? he had six great games of at least 30 points while hitting 60% of his shots.
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that streak ended, though. we sat down with lebron james to talk about his hot streak. >> most of us don't know what it is to play on an nba court and be shooting with that kind of accuracy. can you compare it with anything in regular life that the rest of us can know how you feel looking at that basket? >> i guess i would say the way i've been shooting the ball it just feels like you're on a beach and you have a tennis ball and no matter where you throw it, it's going to land in the water. i haven't shot 100% yet. >> but you want to. you were close one night. >> i was close. i missed a layup. >> and that layup bothers you. >> that layup did bother -- after the fact. during the game, i didn't know. but after the fact, oh, 13 of 14, that layup. >> michael jordan said if he could take kobe or lebron, he
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would take kobe because five rings versus one ring. is that a way to look at it? >> you look at it like a guy that's won multiple rings. >> form er jordan teammate. >> let's get to comparison where we talk about the all-time great of bill russell, 11 rings, which is five more than mike won. but if we had a draft today, would you take russell over jordan? i don't think so. it all depends how you categorize talent and the greats. >> i think they're all great, by the way. lebron, of course, would lead the eastern all-stars against kobe bryant and the west in tomorrow night's all-star game. tip-off is at 8:00 pm eastern on tnt. another sports hero with a much different weekend in store for him. oscar pistorius is in jail facing murder charges. we'll talk to two men who know him well and get their reactions
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welcome back, everyone. i'm susan hen tricks in for randi kaye and victor blackwell. here are the stories we're watching for you this morning. we are learning that the vatican may hold its con clave to elect a new pope before march 15th. that is earlier than previously thought. 85-year-old pope benedict stunned the world last monday when he announced he was stepping down on february 28th because of his advanced age. the con clave will bring together about 118 cardinals behind closed doors at the si sistine chapel. renegade ex-cop christopher dorner was killed by a single gun shot to the head. authorities say it was likely self inflicted some time during tuesday's standoff with police. dorner is blamed for killing four people and injuring at
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least ten others during his rampage. number three, jesse jackson j jr., gold plated rolex, martin luther king memorabilia. those are some of the things that he admits using his campaign funds for. the couple will have to give back scores of items and pay restitution, too, and they could still go to prison. a congressman was forced to reveal a secret daughter after he was caught tweeting her during the state of the union address. tennessee representative steve cohen sent a note to a young follow follow follower saying ilu, i love you. then deleted it. he told wolf blitzer he discovered the young woman after
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searching for a long lost love online. it is the latest company to be a victim a hacker attack. some of their computers were infected by malware in january. hackers have also gone after twitter, "new york times" and wall street journal. olympic hero oscar pistorius is behind bars, facing a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend. next week a judge will decide if he will get bail or not, on tuesday. reevea steenkamp was expected o air in a reality show. producers say it will air. hello to both of you. i appreciate you joining us to tell us about oscar. i know you're both shocked.
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last year you tied his world record in the 100. did you become friends as well as competitors? you said he made you feel like you could really achieve anything. >> yeah. i met oscar three years ago, and have been competing alongside of him throughout the years. he has almost been like a mentor to me, big brother. we both have the same birth defect on our legs and it's almost like brotherhood. >> did you ever get to meet his girlfriend at any of the events? defer really divulge any personal information about his life to you? >> i was never able to talk to him about his girlfriend. i remember him mentioning her briefly back in september in london. that was it. he never went into much detail about her or much about the relationship. >> you interviewed pistorius for your documentary in the 2012 paralynpics. you know oscar, what he's made
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of. did you ever see a different side of him, maybe a short temper? >> no. i first met him in beijing in 2008. he is the nicest, most affable guy. we're shooting a movie called the invincibles. we started it five years ago. he spent three to four to five hours with every single journalist. i can't remember meeting anybody nicer or kinder, which is why this is just so bizarre when we first heard about it two or three days ago. yeah, the nicest guy i've ever met. >> we keep hearing that, steven. how did you feel when you first heard the news? >> it's become surreal. i'm thinking it's a hoax. it doesn't make sense, how this guy could fall from grace so quickly after, you know, rising so fast. it's bizarre. i've been fortunate to, you know, hang out and meet and spend time with the american blade runner and i just know
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that he was his mentor and that blake is going to carry this torch and this legacy that oscar has started, because blake is now going to be the very first american to run in the olympic games. it's really exciting for blake. we just wish that light had been able to shine on him in a different way. >> blake, you are so accomplished as well. blake, if you could talk to oscar, what would you say to him during this time? >> i would say i'm praying for him, not only him but for both families. we all face hard times and try to keep his head up and that god has a plan for all of us and that as long as he keeps his head up, i'm still praying for both sides and stay fighting. stay fighting. >> steven, oscar is saying that he thought there was an intruder in the home. new information is still coming in. of course, this is the beginning of the investigation. do you believe what he's saying when you first heard it? >> the ohm people that know what
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happened in that house that night is oscar and the deceased. so, you know, i'm going to let the court system take care of all of that. i'm not up for judgment. i'm a documentary filmmaker. i'm the go-to guy for the united states paralympic team and paralympics in general. worldwide there are hundreds of thousands of paralympians. oscar was the leader of this movement and he has been taken out of the race right now. i'm going to let the courts decide. i have absolutely no opinion in that matter. >> as a competitor, blake, you know how hard it is to train. did you ever see a different side of oscar? did you ever see him lose his temper? >> i mean, honestly, no. i never have. i've been around oscar a lot. i've seen him at his highest, at his lowest. he lost so many -- 200 meter
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race. i seen where he was frustrated. i could see he was a little angry, but nothing to that extent, to see him in this type of capacity. i never, ever would have imagined. >> i don't think anyone could have predicted this. blake leeper, steven barber, thank you. >> thank you. >> for more, be sure to logon to he murdered two people and is on georgia's death row. we're talking about this guy. everyone from former president carter to even one of the victim's families is in a mad dash to keep this man from being put to death. everyone has thef doing things. at university of phoenix we know learning is no different. so we offer personalized tools and support, that let our students tackle the challenge of going back to school, like they do anything else... their way.
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a georgia death row inmate who killed his gi eed his girlf another inmate is set to be killed on tuesday. he has an iq of 70, which raises the question, should the state of georgia put a man to death who is found to be mental ly retarded? that's the issue. want to bring in cnn legal contributor paul callan. thank you both for joining me. i want to start with brian. 13 years ago a team of doctors said he was not mentally retarded. they have since come forward and said their original determination was extremely and unusually rushed and not conducted of an accurate
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assessment of mr. hill's condition. they now say, though, he is mentally retarded. what does that mean for his case? he's set to die on tuesday. >> i'm hoping that it will be something that is reconsidered by decision makers in this case. there's now no dispute amongst any of the experts who have evaluated mr. hill over the last 32 years that he is mentally retarded. so i am hoping that the board of pardons will reconsider its denial last year of clemency. we've filed a court action in state court to ask a judge to reconsider the mental retardation claim based on this new information. >> we were talking during the break and you said your client, warren, is afraid. what's the next step for your client? >> mr. hill is waiting for some good news. and i would say that he's extremely anxious and frightened about the potential execution
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next tuesday. >> let's go to paul callan. the state of georgia has no plans yet to stay hill's planned execution. why do you think this is, if it is deemed that he does have -- that he is mehmetly retard lll retarded, paul? >> you have to look at the facts of the underlying cases and that tells you a lot. by the way, he has been convi convicted of two murders. he was in prison because he murder his girlfriend, a woman named myra wright. he confronted her on a crowded street, shot her and pursued her and shot her again while she was on the ground, 11 times. he was sentenced to life in prison. the murder that he was in prison for and sentenced to death on, he murdered another inmate and he did that by fashioning a two-by-four board with nails and beating him about the head till he was no longer recognizable. he imposed the death penalty on joseph handspike, a fellow prisoner.
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when a jury looked at this and when a judge looked at this, they see a very serious murder case. at the time of trial, there are two part of the mental retardation test. one is what is his iq? 70. that's borderline mental retardation. the second part of the test, has he adapted to society? he was in the navy. he has writing skills. people in his family described him as a family leader and father figure. ultimately, the judge decided, you know something? there's not sufficient evidence here to indicate that he is truly mentally retarded and that's why the state of georgia has fought to keep the death penalty in place in this case. >> brian, how do you respond to that? >> the reason that the judge in this case -- and i would point out that the judge in this case found mr. hill to meet the criteria for mental retardation by a preponderance of the evidence back in 2002. that means in legal -- lay terms he's more likely than not mentally retarded but that's not the standard in georgia.
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it's beyond a reasonable doubt. he could not meet that standard according to the judge at the time. the reason he could not meet that standard primarily was because the state doctors opined that he didn't quite meet the standard, that he was borderline intellectual -- that he had borderline intellectual functioning. now these doctors recognize, having reviewed mr. hill's navy performance and his entire background far more thoroughly than they had before that he, in fact, is mentally retarded. >> is it true that one of the victim's families does not want him executed and former president jimmy carter as well? >> that's right. the carter family has expressed support for clemency and a
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victim victim's family has expressed support for clemency. >> as i mentioned, several ju r jurors from his trial, the family of one of his victims and president carter. >> most people have an objectionable to the death penalty. so, no, it doesn't surprise me that he has made this statement. and, you know, the state of georgia and just to disagree with his very abled representative on why the aappellate court upheld this sentence, they were looking at two parts of this test. if you can adapt to life in an ordinary way when krur judging mental retardation. he had been a seaman second class in the navy, gotten promotions in the navy. he can write. he can function. and, you know, in truth a lot of
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people in prison are of low intelligence. he is kind of right at that border of mental retardation and low intelligence. ultimately, the federal courts said you know something, we're not going to disturb, at least at this point, what the state of georgia has decided through a judge and a jury. >> brian, really quickly, what do you hope happens next? >> that decision makers in this case will give more credence to the state doctors in this case who agree that mr. hill meets criteria for mental retardation and due justice. >> appreciate your time. thank you so much. keep us posted. >> thank you. seven days dominated by multiple manhunts and a celebrity murder. here is your week of crime in 60 seconds. take a look. a week-long manhunt ends in an infechlt rno. on tuesday, local law enforcements surrounded a cabin in big bear, california, where charl christopher dorner was hiding.
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dorner's body was recovered from the ashes. he killed four people during his rampage, including two cops. in another manhunt, a convicted sex offender escaped authorities in dallas while being transferred from miami to nevada. during a restroom stop, the convict, alberto morales, allegedly stabbed one of the officers and fled. he was found friday night when authorities shot and killed him. and olympic runner oscar pistorius, charged with the murder of his girlfriend thursday. south african ath athlete nicknamed blade runner was arrested after authorities found his girlfriend's body at their home. his spokesman says he denies the charges in the strongest of terms. we are left with more questions than answers about christopher dorner, including how he could have been hiding
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when traveling to other cities and countries, the best way to get a taste for the place is through the local food, of course. cnn has teamed up with travel & leisure magazine to create 100 places to eat like a local. in jaffa, israel, with a sample. >> reporter: if you want to eat like a local, you have to come and visit this restaurant. it's called old man and the sea. here is what i absolutely love about this place. you see all that? as soon as you come in, you don't have to wait a second. and if you want a quick lunch, zada here, who is always around, will bring you this amazing plate of salad.
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>> how are you? >> i'm fine, thank you. >> one person. and you're going to give me all this? >> all this for one person. >> we better make it for two or three. why not? how many different salads? >> 24. >> 24? >> yep. >> incredible. 24 salads and bread. believe me, this is just the beginning. so the restaurant has been around since 1999. they open at 11:00 and they close somewhere around midnight, sometimes 1:00 am, because this place is generally packed. >> people don't like to wait. so i have to do it like everyone, only 15 minutes. we do it so quickly. >> and this is the --
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>> yes. >> thank you. how am i going to finish all of this? >> ireporters here is your chance to help us create a food lover's map of the world. go to send us a photo of your favorite restaurant and dish, why it's special and how you found the place. the definitive list will be revealed next month and some ireporters will be on that list. stay tuned to see if you will be one of them. the owner claims this is food worth dying for. but what if that is more than just a slogan? we'll take a look at the real health risks at the heart attack grill. [ whirring ]
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living up to your name can be a good thing except when you're at the heart attack grill and your patrons are having heart attacks. dr. sanjay gupta looks at this restaurant that says their food is worth dying for. >> it got me to thinking, how much is too much? the owner of that restaurant, critics are saying, should accept some of the blame. take a look and you decide. ♪ give me that heart attack burger with some friy ies
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yeah ♪ >> dresses up as a doctor and says the food in his restaurant is, quote, worth dying for. john almond was the volunteer spokesman at the heart attack grill in las vegas. he ate there every day. he just died of a massive heart attack right outside the restaurant. the last spokesman, blair river, died, too. he weighed 57 0 pounds. in 212, two customers suffered heart attacks right in the restaurant. no less than 60 days apart. >> of course we've had heart attacks here. i wouldn't have it any other way. >> at heart attack grill, the unhealthier, the better. check out the menu. flat liner fries. butter fat shake, bypass burgering. >> it just warms my heart to see children come into the heart attack grill. >> this 8-year-old attempts to eat a burger dubbed the quadruple bypass


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